Getting a BIG print. Options?

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  • Tonka 2 Jul 2011 12:54:43 24,075 posts
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    Im planning on getting a massive print (1 x 1 meter or more) but I dont wnat it to be glossy. Are there any bett options than canvas?

    I dont have anything inparticular against canvas other than the risk of it looking a bit cheezy.

    Has anyone here tried some large print techique?
  • Dirtbox Best Forumite, 2015 2 Jul 2011 12:57:59 85,629 posts
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    Lego bricks.
  • Tonka 2 Jul 2011 12:59:27 24,075 posts
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    How many colours can you get with that?
  • Deleted user 2 July 2011 13:00:04
    http://www.henrylim.org/LEGOColours.html
  • Deleted user 2 July 2011 13:47:16
    solopress.com

    /plugs
  • Tomo 2 Jul 2011 13:49:53 14,496 posts
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    I got some large pints, 60 x 80 I think, done with pixmania. Mine were glossy mind. Print quality was good though.
  • Tonka 20 May 2013 11:21:48 24,075 posts
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    Finally got around getting some canvas prints done thanks to my wife finding a good deal on groupon. Very pleased with the result. Only niggle is that people might think they're bought in some store and not actual vacation snaps.

    I have a friend that says "A good photo becomes great if you make it really large" and I fully agree.
  • Ziz0u 20 May 2013 11:23:07 10,191 posts
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    And it only took 2 years!
  • Tonka 21 May 2013 07:10:21 24,075 posts
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    I know...

    Soon I might actually get around to getting my image files out of iPhotos proprietary DB and into something that the increasingly retarded OSX can't fuck up.
  • CosmicFuzz 21 May 2013 07:21:46 29,914 posts
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    I've got some massive watchmen images from the comic that a kind poster on here emailed me that would make great posters. They're essentially just the entire page blown up. Any idea where I could get them printed? I tried one place but they don't do copyrighted images annoyingly.

    Also, how do I know what size to do so it doesn't look all blurry?
  • Tonka 21 May 2013 07:33:32 24,075 posts
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    It requires some maths

    Should be around 300 dpi for print. So you check the size of your images and calculate.
    Say you have a 600 pixels wide image. That would work for a 2inch print.

    But TBH on a big canvas it's OK to go a bit over. You look at it from a distance anyways so it'll even out.
  • CosmicFuzz 21 May 2013 07:59:45 29,914 posts
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    Cheers dude! Will work that out today.
  • elstoof 21 May 2013 08:45:53 13,202 posts
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    Find a university near you with a graphics/print course and slip a student a few bob to do it for you.
  • Tonka 21 May 2013 09:44:22 24,075 posts
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    slip him some boob?
  • elstoof 21 May 2013 09:53:50 13,202 posts
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    I was thinking cash, dosh, moolah, dorra, wedge etc. but a bit of boob might work too.
  • Tonka 21 May 2013 10:42:48 24,075 posts
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    First time I see/hear money referred to as bob.
  • frightlever 21 May 2013 10:56:17 686 posts
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    A bob, not to be confused with threepenny bits.
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